Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Who R U Really?

who are youWho R U Really? by Margo Kelly Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends. Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a true-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of control.
  Praise for the book: "Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message." --Kirkus Reviews "Suspenseful novel that's guaranteed to give readers goosebumps--particularly as events heat up toward the end. A good choice for families to read together." --School Library Journal "Who R U Really? is a fantastically creepy book that is surprisingly realistic and totally engrossing.... Once I opened it, I couldn't close it. Who R U Really is a satisfyingly unique YA thriller that left me guessing up until almost the very last page.... This book is very realistic and I really enjoyed the writing style." --Tempest Books "Based on actual events, the story should be required reading for all teens." --VOYA Magazine  

My Thoughts:
  • I'm really so so pleased with this book. I knew I wanted to read it right when I heard about it, but I didn't know I'd get a chance to. But I did and I LOVE that it's inspired by true events. It's very important that this is widely read.
  • I absolutely loved the suspense. It was written well and kept me guessing until the very end. It upsets me, though, because so many people act suspicious in this, but only one is the true predator. That means the others are just really suspicious.
  • I like Tim and Janie. They are really awesome best friends and excellent supporting characters. Though Janie's story was a bit distracting from the main plot.
  • I like how Thea starts to wonder if this is right. It shows she isn't dumb and she also knows she is going behind her parents' backs with Kit. 
What I didn't like:
  • The first quarter of the book was slightly dull to me. Thea finds a guy online and they have a sappy romance. The remaining is incredible, so well-paced with the perfect amount of suspense.
  • Thea annoyed me with her ignorance for the longest time. Kit drops hints that he is stalking her and she just ignores them until the very end. I get why she does, especially in this story, but that really made it hard for me to like the main character.
Rating: 4.5 stars


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Margo KellyAuthor Margo Kelly Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, she is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her first novel. Margo welcomes the opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.












Blog Tour Giveaway 1 print copy of Who Are U Really? Open to US only Ends 1/12/15

Thanks to Kathy for putting me on this tour and a huge thanks to Margo for sending me my copy!!

~Ashley

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing WHO R U REALLY?! :)

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    1. Thank you so so much for writing!! I honestly adored this book!:)

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